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Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« on: August 04, 2022, 01:13:41 PM »
John Lithgow.  He's amazing.  Extremely versatile from comedy to drama and nails every single thing he's ever been in. 

Obviously his performance in 'Harry and the Hendersons' began my idolization of John Lithgow which continued through '3rd Rock From The Sun'.  Now more recently I've watched 'The Crown' in which he absolutely crushes his performance as Winston Churchill.  I'm a big fan of Gary Oldman and his portrayal as Winston in 'Darkest Hour' and thought no one would ever touch it, but then J-Lith comes along and makes me question everything.

Now I'm watching 'The Old Man' with Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow is absolutely crushing this drama performance as well.

What do you guys think of John Lithgow?  I love him.


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Re: Underrated Actor Talk
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2022, 01:16:48 PM »
I only really recall him from Third Rock From the Sun, but I saw him in a movie on HBO recently with Robin Williams and John was a cross-dresser.

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Re: Underrated Actor Talk
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2022, 01:17:44 PM »
He's great.  A very enjoyable actor.

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2022, 01:19:40 PM »
He seemed very believable as a preacher who banned dancing.

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Re: Underrated Actor Talk
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2022, 01:22:28 PM »
John Lithgow.  He's amazing.  Extremely versatile from comedy to drama and nails every single thing he's ever been in. 

Obviously his performance in 'Harry and the Hendersons' began my idolization of John Lithgow which continued through '3rd Rock From The Sun'.  Now more recently I've watched 'The Crown' in which he absolutely crushes his performance as Winston Churchill. I'm a big fan of Gary Oldman and his portrayal as Winston in 'Darkest Hour' and thought no one would ever touch it, but then J-Lith comes along and makes me question everything.

Now I'm watching 'The Old Man' with Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow is absolutely crushing this drama performance as well.

What do you guys think of John Lithgow?  I love him.
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Re: Underrated Actor Talk
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2022, 01:27:25 PM »
Cross reference with 80s/90s country thread but I'll add Dwight Yoakam. Cause he'd be in a movie and I'd always be like ohh, man, that's Dwight Yoakam.

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Re: Underrated Actor Talk
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2022, 01:59:26 PM »
Cross reference with 80s/90s country thread but I'll add Dwight Yoakam. Cause he'd be in a movie and I'd always be like ohh, man, that's Dwight Yoakam.
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Re: Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2022, 03:01:10 PM »
Love Lithgow.  Also was a part of the best Dexter season.

Lithgow, more like Lithgod!

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Re: Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2022, 03:09:08 PM »
Love Lithgow.  Also was a part of the best Dexter season.

Lithgow, more like Lithgod!

I think the first season is better, but the lithgod one is very good too!
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Re: Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2022, 03:16:06 PM »
Matthew Lillard.

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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2022, 03:17:24 PM »
What was the movie where Lithgow played a villain?  It was probably his only dud role because he wasn't believable as an evil tough guy, IMO.

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Re: Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2022, 03:26:54 PM »
Any one of the 3-4 people that are in all of Adam Sandler's movies. No one knows who they are, but they always do great jobs.

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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2022, 03:27:30 PM »
What was the movie where Lithgow played a villain?  It was probably his only dud role because he wasn't believable as an evil tough guy, IMO.

That was the smash hit/documentary called Cliffhanger and he was a decent villain IMO.

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Re: Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2022, 03:27:46 PM »
Any one of the 3-4 people that are in all of Adam Sandler's movies. No one knows who they are, but they always do great jobs.
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2022, 03:28:40 PM »
Any one of the 3-4 people that are in all of Adam Sandler's movies. No one knows who they are, but they always do great jobs.

Everyone knows Steve Buscemi and Rob Schneider.

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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2022, 03:30:21 PM »
What was the movie where Lithgow played a villain?  It was probably his only dud role because he wasn't believable as an evil tough guy, IMO.

That was the smash hit/documentary called Cliffhanger and he was a decent villain IMO.

I was thinking of Ricochet.

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Re: Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2022, 03:31:46 PM »
What was the movie where Lithgow played a villain?  It was probably his only dud role because he wasn't believable as an evil tough guy, IMO.

That was the smash hit/documentary called Cliffhanger and he was a decent villain IMO.

I was thinking of Ricochet.

he is an incred baddie in Shrek

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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2022, 03:33:41 PM »
What was the movie where Lithgow played a villain?  It was probably his only dud role because he wasn't believable as an evil tough guy, IMO.

That was the smash hit/documentary called Cliffhanger and he was a decent villain IMO.

I was thinking of Ricochet.

he is an incred baddie in Shrek

Because he wasn't a tough guy.

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Re: Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2022, 03:50:15 PM »
John was great in Orange County as the estranged dad. “I will eat your face!” & him getting flustered seeing Leslie Mann flirting with the pool boy.  :lol:

I just remembered 12 years later he played the same character as Leslie Mann’s dad. :lol:
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Re: Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2022, 03:57:53 PM »
He wasn’t very believable as a woman in The World According To Garp.


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Re: Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2022, 05:22:01 PM »
if J-Lith had one mis-step I would have to say I very much resented his performance in the Progresso soup commercials. atrocious.

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Re: Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2022, 06:41:39 PM »
John Lithgow has played a lot of villains and he has crushed them all.  Remember he was that racist senator on The Tuskegee Airmen?  Any role where he has to have a slight southern drawl he absolutely kills.

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Re: Most Underrated Actor Of Our Time
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2022, 06:47:05 PM »
He was amazing in Ricochet

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